Dexter and Pinckney Split Pair on Softball Diamond

Dexter’s Livvy Mellifont fires a throw to first against Pinckney. Picture by Mike Williamson

It was a tale of two games in the SEC White softball doubleheader between Dexter and Pinckney Friday as the teams split a pair of contests.

Pinckney controlled the opener behind the pitching of Hannah Fuhr. She allowed just five hits and struck out ten as the Pirates took the opener 6-1.

Pinckney capitalized on a hit batter and two walks in the first inning as Fuhr singled to right to drive in a pair of runs for a 2-0 Pirate lead.

Pinckney added a run in the third to make it 3-0 and then three straight hits by Britney Lapum, Shawna Wallace, and McKenna Pilley plated three runs to make it 6-0 in the fourth.

Dexter scored a run in the fifth but would get no closer as Fuhr shut them down.

Fuhr, Lapum, Pilley, and Molly Miller collected two hits each to lead Pinckney.

Sam Sutton had two hits to lead Dexter. Jenna Wagenschutz, Livvy Mellifont, and Mack Gordon each had a hit for the Dreads.

The second game was all Dreadnaughts as they scored 14 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 19-0 three-inning win.

A leadoff walk and a Sutton two-run blast gave the Dreads a 2-0 lead and they were off to the races.  The Dreadnaughts would send 13 batters to the plate before the first out was recorded, and with one out Maddy Stroia smacked a grand slam to make it 14-0.

Sutton finished with three hits and four RBI and was the winning pitcher striking out three.

Lillie Robeson had three hits and two RBI and Emily Lance three hits and one RBI. Emma Sortor had two hits and one RBI, Mellifont two hits and three RBI, Wagenschutz and Kristy Maitland a hit and RBI each, Stroia a grand slam and four RBI, and Katy McWilliams and hit and run scored.

Wallace, Fuhr, Ashley Fransee, and Gaby Bohn had hits for Pinckney.

Earlier in the week, the Dreads rallied for two late runs to defeat Bedford 2-1.

Bedford took an early lead with a run in the second and it stayed that way until the sixth.

Wagenschutz reached on a single and scored on a throwing error by the catcher to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

In the eighth, Wagenschutz again walked and moved to second and scored the winning run on an error.

Sutton allowed just four hits in eight innings on the mound and struck out 16 for the win.

Wagenschutz had two hits to lead the offense. Haley, Mellifont and Lillie Robeson had one hit each.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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